[mythtv-users] Newbie Issues
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Nov 27 17:25:35 UTC 2007
Rob Ogle wrote:
> Well I ran 'sudo mythfilldatabase' and didn't get any data in the log, nor
> did I get any listings.
If you run 'sudo mythfilldatabase' from the command line, without a logfile
option, the output will be returned to the console. This is in fact the best way
to debug problems with any of the myth programs.
However, using 'sudo' implies you are running mfdb* as root, which means that it
may look for config information under /root/.mythtv/. If this is not the way in
which mfdb is normally run, you should expect 'different results' as they say.
Try finding out which user runs mfdb, and repeat your test from the console as
* I can't be bothered to type out long-winded program names every time. This
abbreviation is commonly used.
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